I think we should be paying a bit more attention to this one. Just debuted at AFI to pretty solid reviews all around – could potentially appeal to all of the American Sniper voters.
I think it should at least be added to the prediction center in Sound Mixing/Sound Editing and Film Editing. I see that is already in Score (from Oscar winners Reznor/Ross).
I could honestly even see Wahlberg getting in at the Globes with enough momentum. Let’s not forget he got a somewhat unexpected Oscar nod for another Boston-set movie….
Reviews are solid but I don’t see this quite taking off in the same gigantic way American Sniper did. I suspect Lone Survivor might be the more apt comparison in terms of likely success. I do, however, agree this should be added to several Oscar long lists.
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